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FAQ: Paid COVID Administrative Leave

HB 1167, the bill to create paid COVID administrative leave for educators, became law with Governor JB Pritzker’s signature on April 5, 2022. This ‘frequently asked questions’ document is designed to help determine who is eligible, for what reasons, and how to benefit...
The power of engaged members and coalitions: Legislature passes key paycheck protections, tighter school closure moratorium

The power of engaged members and coalitions: Legislature passes key paycheck protections, tighter school closure moratorium

Passing bills in the General Assembly is never easy — as our 10-year fight to win an elected school board shows — but it is an even harder lift during the two-week fall veto session. That is why I am thrilled to report success this year on three pieces of key legislation that your support and advocacy helped pass during the just-completed fall session.